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Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
to the show. let's start off with iraq. the security situation there was assumed to be improving and so u.s. forces could do an aggressive pullout and some suggested that schedule to be accelerated to be out of iraq by 2011. security situation there is a little bit rougher. brian, any chance that u.s. forces will stay there beyond 2011? >> i think there are clear signs in the last couple of weeks there are ethnic tensions, very strong ones still simmering just beneath the surface and growing concern that could come out into the open. certainly there are extremists that are trying to stoke those fires again. and certainly the u.s. military expresses concern that this could get out of hand. on the other hand they are encouraged that so far things have been relatively stable. that the shiah population have been reserved in not responding to these more recent attacks. but having said that, with the elections coming up in january for the parliament in iraq, there is very little chance i think there will be some movement further movement on the political reconciliation that needs to happen becaus
CBS
Aug 30, 2009 11:00am EDT
for the future? >> i'd like to focus on the importance of what he told us. he affirmed critical elements of our strategy. he said spin-outs were the way we ought to deal with the force and spin-outs for those, we're taking capabilities and giving them into formations before they go into combats. they train and deploy those capabilities. he said the network was important he wanted us to accelerate this new way to communicate and expand the number of brigades it will go do, get it done faster. the other thing he told us was to take a careful look at mrap. to make sure we had a plan to put it into the force. although we're using extensively in iraq we didn't show we institutionalized it. he told u as you referred to, go ahead and relook our concept for the next kind of combat vehicle was going to be. so we're in the business of doing all of that right now. essentially updating our plan, what we reflect is the reality we're an army at war. you recollect when we started the concept, we were at peace and anticipated that for the next 10 or so years we would be at peace so we had a visionary concept t
CBS
Aug 23, 2009 11:00am EDT
muradian. how can the u.s. military enjoy the benefits of social media but also ensure the safety of its computer network? and we'll look at how a remarkable new book is teaching junior officers the vital complexities of counterinsurgency warfare. >>> first, few tools proven better to society in general than cyberspace. modern networks handle intelligence, operate unmanned vehicles and more. they also constitute an enormous vulnerability, coming under attacks daily from foreign governments, criminals, terrorists and private individuals. our next guest says there needs to be sweeping change that includes new international laws and redefine roles for government, industry and the public. he was once the chief information officer for the intelligence community and now the vice president and general manager of cyber and information assurance for the harris corporation. dale, welcome to the show. >> thank you. >> you have a very different view as to what the problem is. you're saying it's not really a security problem but a national problem. can you explain that? >> absolutely. cyberspace unde
CBS
Aug 22, 2009 7:30pm EDT
ago, candidate obama traveled to europe and said that he was not appearing as a candidate for u.s. president but as a fellow citizen of the world. mr. obama sees the world under his leadership as an active and interactive player as part of the international community. apparently the international community believes that we are and obama sees himself on center stage of that grade world amphitheater. the effect of this transformation is that america's popularity is now soaring. the percent of germans who viewed the u.s. favorably today is 64%, up 31% from 2008 poll. to the pugh, global the u.k., 69%, up from g last year. the french three-quarters, 75% of frenchmen now see america favorably versus 42% in 2008. so what is the big lever that has moved the seesaw of america's popularity so radically upward? acknowledgement of world citizenship? yes. but was it also this public apologetic admission by president obama? >> in america, there's a failure to appreciate europe's leading role in the world. instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 6:00am EDT
. will not forget about you. we will skirt by the southern and eastern suburbs today leaving us with partly cloudy skies north of the district and off to western maryland. the balance of the day is looking at highs around 76. this is about a month ahead of schedule. normally a high like this toward the end of september. angie, good morning. >> good morning. it is monday, august 31st. we are kicking off the 6:00 hour and traffic not looking that bad. 95 northbound. right now no problems between the prince william parkway and lorton. clear from the fairfax county parkway to the mixing bowl. to the inner loop we go. finding drivers between 95 past braddock road up to 66 clearly at speed. the outer loop, disabled vehicle at the toll road. good news there. that is now gone. lanes are moving. jumping to the beltway. this time north of the district in maryland where a little volume is building on the outer loop at university. we will take it over to 50 where we are flying this westbound from the bay bridge to bowie to the beltway. things are moving nicely as far as speed is concerned and finally that wil
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 5:00am EDT
time in a couple of years. clouds and inraare north anin east of us. w.now.no frerk 75. winchester 73. hagerstown also 890 at this hour and eastern shore looking at lower 70s. the day at a glance. 83 by 9:00. do the exercise early. 93 by noon and 98 would tie the record. we will talk about than coming up. right now 5:01. angie has the traffic. >> hope you have that coffee brewing. we are ready to jump start your day looking at 95 and the bw parkway. so far so good. smooth sailing out of baltimore to the beltway. live from 270, we are here at 121 -- actually this is the outer loop north of the district. live from university no problems or incidents. the lanes are wide open. switching the shot over, here's 66. tracking head lights. moving great through centreville. see what is going on 395 northbound. right now no delays in to duke street and i want you to know as we go back to the graphics if you ride the yellow or blue line, you have track maintenance issues. over to andrea. >>> as howard is telling us, brace yourselves for the heat. yesterday was bad. today is expected to be worse. 9
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 9:00am EDT
a gun at an officer dies at a local hospital. good morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is thursday, august 27th. angie goff is here. she will have the traffic update for you. we say good morning to kim martucci and how's the weather? what's danny canning. >> danny boy is in the atlantic ocean churning up a storm and we are keeping one eye on him but i am watching with equal importance a front and i think that will be the thing that brings wet weather this weekend. that is actually good news. i think danny will be too far out to sea to take a direct hit here or get too close to the coast. here's a look at the day at a glance. temperatures in the middle 70s and upper 70s and that was our target at nine. it is happening. mostly sunny skies. approaching the mid-80s. instead of the 90s like yesterday afternoon we will put on the brakes around 88. more clouds will be approaching the area. a frontal system is on top of us but the rain attached to it is behind the front. we will hold off on the rain likely until tomorrow. this is what danny looks like. an enhanced satel
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 9:00am EDT
for joining us. today is wednesday, august 19th. angie goff is here. she has a traffic update for us. we say good morning to kim martucci. she's back and ready to go. >> i am rubber stamping yesterday's weather forecast today. i hope you don't mind. i'm not trying to put it in cruise control but we will be in one of those stagnating weather patterns where we have thunderstorms, high humidity and with that the heat. let's get testd,ar erod evon this -- it , is is wednesday. good morning. here's hour time lapse tower cam. we are okloing at the washington monument. you losee e thclouds leftov yay by. and now partly cloudy skies, it is 79 and the winds are calm and humidity is 74% at reagan national airport. as for the numbers, they run ye gamut from 75 in gaithersburg, already 81 in leesburg. it is 79 at quantico and looking south and west, culpeper has a pair of sevens on the map. this is what it feels like. when we factor in the humidity it feels warmer, middle 80s in the district and 82 in winchester. so, we will keep it humid. and rather warm this afternoon. by the lunch hour, we will alre
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 4:30am EDT
they themselves were killed. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ross palumbo in for michelle guillen. >>> former president bill clinton arrived in north korea this morning to try to secure the release of two american journalists held there since march. mr. clinton's unannounced trip comes amid growing tension over north korea's nuclear ambitions. tara mergener is live with the latest. >> reporter: former president clinton arrived in north korea oms i he is there with two major goals. he arrived in north korea on a mission. to bring two american journalists back home. >> it may be a face-saving measure by the north koreans, saying we need a high level, prominent american person to come over, and then we'll go. >> reporter: euna lee and laura ling were working for al gore's current tv when they were tried in march. they were tried, convicted and sentenced to 12 years hard labor for crossing the border illegally and committing grave crimes. >> all we can say to the government of north korea is we desperately beg for mercy. >> reporter: washington has been
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 9:00am EDT
'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is monday, august 10th. if you didn't call your buddy on the 9th yesterday, what are you waiting for? give them a call right now. angie will have the traffic in just a moment. howard is here to tell us about the triple hs. >> hazy, hot and humid. today not much relief and tomorrow will be better. s for a the pool, andrea, i know some flames that are going -- some families b@ararargoing ly upgoin uply. the heatexcessive. . arwe excessive. we are tothe to the mp urerteesat in ars. 1ne fis aerriinntgomery and dc of o m dur ovfaer and charles and charles county. e counties are generally west of e uto up tloct l.na 81 agan nrel.na r air aistation and wihars2.gewn 8 st y encer, you are up kl78ic at heup meickly at 78 and the helu ermometer is li tta . wale merm lia ttle warm. i will tell you that. most heat index values in the middle 80s. low 90s by noon. 5:00 temperature, 98. that would make it the hottest day of the year and tie the record of 66 years ago. i will be back with the record to beat for the day. right now here's angie. >> thank you, h
CBS
Aug 9, 2009 11:00am EDT
in the verizon small business toolbox. >>> -- well to that point, how do you safe guard the u.s. systems and hold at risk those with potential enemies? >> i would say -- >> knowing that's a sensitive thing to be honest. >> i will dance around that need too. there's two ways to do it, if you go blind and deaf on the enemy first and then building in thetic electron -- in the electronic capabilities. frankly, the u.s. army has been eitherring sort of a speck -- has been entering a spectro ordinance that doesn't take the threat into view as much as we should have. that will be a key component of the systems with we build and the network architectures we have to make. >> especially against the future foes is? -- foes? >> absolutely. of course the unprocured ones can get the commercial off the shelf capabilities to the be directed against us on the ground. >> it almost deminds me during the cold war, there was no communications, operations, and exercises. that would be interesting to conduct today when everyone is so dependent on all the energy on the spectrum. >> that's such a great point. the vice ch
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 6:00am EDT
.m. temperature, a record tying 98. give us good traffic. >> i will do my best, howie b. welcome to the 6:00 hour. we are ready to jump start your workweek beginning with 95 northbound in virginia. already a little slow from the prince william parkway to lorton. taking it to 66. no problems to report this time. as you take a close look at 50 to 123. moving along, hey, maryland, things are mighty fine on 270 from germantown to the split. on the outer loop north of the district, already seeing a good amount of volume from new hampshire georgia. a couple of breaks along the way. and we will wrap with 95 and the bw parkway. nice and green out of baltimore past powder mill to the capital beltway. that's a quick look at traffic. now, over to you. >>> i think you have heard this earlier in the day it will be a scorcher today and for most of the week. for healthy people the heat can be dangerous but they are the sick and elderly it can be down right deadly. armando trull is joining us from rockville with survival tips. >> good morning. the heat advisory as you heard from howard kicks in at noon. that me
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >>> the union that represents metro workers says a bus driver being investigated for using a cell phone on the job was calling metro's central control center because her work-issued radio did not work. the union says that the driver never moved the bus while she was on the phone. the driver has been on leave since she was photographed using the phone last month. >>> the white house hopes that it can rally president obama supporters to help put to rest some of the concerns being voiced loudly at town hall meetings that are being held across the nation. lawmakers are getting an earful about health care reform, coast to coast. and the president is looking to retake the offensive. he tries to clear up the plans to reform the system. joel brown reports. >> reporter: the opposition to president obama's health care reform efforts is getting louder and louder. >> say no to socialism. >> reporter: voters are voicing their opinions, sometimes angrily at town hall meetings across the nation. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: opponents are concerned that health care reform plans could lead to a com
CBS
Aug 19, 2009 12:00pm EDT
use make up bethe declined eventually losing the election. a couple of years later he became the executive producer of the cbs evening news with walter cronkite. he is credited with coining the term anchorman and creating a look that for decades defined how information news was presented but his greatest reindication is no -- creation was 60 minutes the face of journalism. >> this is 60 minutes a kind of magazine for television. >> reporter: 6 a minutes was the first news program to become a top ten television show. it regularly made headlines with stories ranging from hard- hitting investigative pieces to interviews with the famous and the notorious. the show won every award in the book. >> you're running the piece. >> tell me a story, hewitt would demand. he had an instinct for knowing what the average american likes to watch. he carefully scrutinized every script. the show remained on top for more than 30 years. hewitt had already celebrated his 80th birthday when in 2004 he officially stepped down as head of 60 minutes. but don hewitt remained in the cbs family, lending h
CBS
Aug 28, 2009 6:00pm EDT
is o tupe ea of us here, eslypealci alon s east 5. 9of tof 95. so this is where thhee acav actytyviti has been the lastvi rauple of s.urho ll s.fain ra ba herecknothing is llg infi in. . wsne . ws at whabout ga i ll tell you what, we will zoom in teanlooking at tyssviroac activity across e , ouare nd area, around de is good besneit is it k inrefo think before the methgagigabebes heinec f tasort e game but not the deluge had earlier. the flood watch until 2:00 a.m. showers and storms will be tapering off. come back and talk more about danny. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a private memorial service is set to begin in an hour in honor of senator ted kennedy. family and friends including john kerry filed past kennedy's casket as he lay in repose in boston today. senator kennedy's funeral mass will be tomorrow morning in boston. his body will be flown to andrews air force base so he can be buried at arlington national cemetery. his gravesite at arlington is in some ways chosen by the martyred president kennedy. he stopped at the site and remarked it was so beautiful he could
CBS
Aug 30, 2009 8:30am EDT
're housekeepers. you've got plumbers, carpenters, we don't make a lot of money, but for us to take the hit for the state, basically, i think that's wrong. >> reporter: across town, employees at maryland's court system and the employees who work for the state legislature, including legislators themselves are exempt from all the budget slashing. not going over well with people like darrell brown who helps print refund checks at the treasuries. >> they make way more money than we do, and we do the work in the treasury. we keep the state rollin'. you know, we always have to take the hit. i don't really think it's fair. >> reporter: it may not be fair, but it's the law. >> all in favor signal by saying i. >> reporter: the gch has no control -- governor has no control over or legislative budgets, but legislators do. speaker of the house mike bush says he'll voluntarily take a 10-day pay cut and expects other legislators to do the same. a spokesperson for the court system says administrators there are studying the situation. the cuts made today include $211 million to counties which use the money
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 9:00am EDT
says interrogation tactics used during this bush administration were not illegal. >>> welcome to 9 news now. today is monday, august 31st. >> it is the first day for students in montgomery and howard county. >> of course kim martucci is joining us and has a look at the forecast. >> we have a dividing line. we are dry and south and east of us a u yoeat e avu yoyowith h we wilarstt withdoppler 9000 and do a litt. ur wnngdo ha cto tour. taking us down to chaprince inprce georges county this morning where i have been ngkitrlight rains opdrs falling from shady y side an deale points south and west. past waldorf to g ob wye river side and 301. it is all light and unless you are in this part of the viewing area your conditions are dry. little front south and east of us. low pressure is kicking off showers and storms and stays across the southern suburbs today. the rest of us will take a trip to the 70s today. partly cloudy skies over dc. 70 degrees, not much warmer than 73. cloudy skies right now 64. air quality is good. >>> find out how the traffic is shaping up. >> we have been tracking t
CBS
Aug 4, 2009 7:17pm EDT
that is something for them. >> i have seen tremendous games and their abilities to use their hands and all of that, to use their legs. the question is, will there be money to hire new conductive education teachers? for nine news now and wusa9.koápld. >>> this is that time of the year when every other day, theyed could have a thunderstorm. maybe every day. >> yes. >> they could have that thunderstorm in it. >> no doubt. you could put this on there just about every day and be covered. well it feels like a little tropical out there tonight. the humidity has gone up. you speak of the tropics, just looking in the weather office and something surprised me. we have not had one tropical storm or hurricane out there. yet this season. >> no name storms? >> we are almost into the middle of august. that is very unusual, yes. there is nothing on the horizon, at least nothing that i see that could possibly develop out there. >> you're not going to complain about that? >> no. just very unusual to go this far or this deep into the tropical season. and that is without any activities. we'll see if
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 6:30pm EDT
>> all right, that's it for us. the cbs evening news with katie couric is next. harry smith is in tonight. join atina for the area's only local newscast at 7. don't forget, wusa9.com is always on. have a great night. >> smith: tonight, a cbs news exclusive, the afghan government is pressuring the united states to release a suspected terrorist arrested in the bombing last week that killed a u.s. soldier and injured an american reporter. i'm harry smith. also tonight, all-out war in southern california. the enemy is growing by leaps and bounds. a huge wildfire now threatening 12,000 homes. football helmets go high tech to warn student athletes and maybe save their lives. and what he did for brown. a u.p.s. driver makes his final delivery and sets a record. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening, katie is off tonight. more than 800 american service people have been killed in afghanistan since 2001, and today the top u.s. commander there delivered his much-anticipated progress report on the war. general stanley mckris
CBS
Aug 5, 2009 9:00am EDT
>>> homecoming. two u.s. journalists sentenced to serve time in a north korean labor camp are back home after several months away from their loved ones. good morning. i'm andrea roane. you are watching live pictures. this have the burbank airport in burbank, california. this is the private charter jet that carried former president clinton to north korea and bringing him back to the united states, on board with him the two freed american journalists euna lee and laura ling. these are pictures. these are live pictures. the jet just landed ten minutes ago and drove up to the hangar at the burbank airport which is known as the bob hope airport. with me, as we watched these pictures, is josh logan. he's a defense and foreign policy expert with cq politics.com and josh, your thoughts upon seeing this after these women were in captivity in north korea. >> first of all, we have to say this have a wonderful day for the family of the two american journalists who faced what we are sure harsh conditions in the north korean prison camp for months. months. the visit of president clinton to north
CBS
Aug 6, 2009 9:00am EDT
's had a very busy morning. howard is here to tell us if we will get heavier rain the rest of the day. >> i think we have seen the heaviest. south and east could get some but a light showery pattern and angie will blame me for the traffic issues. >> doing it all morning. >> but the afternoon will get better. teeserurat are urstruggling to bye onti ti you by especially, it, ay it is to lyto ike gufeau ke august. pae , eastthe pa east, 81 cle out harrisonburg, w neetma owtownlit to moderate gh ers t outhere. but meea t br, bras well. it is t noint nsracolyg intant the showers will couent into mi ni g adis weo thoughout rt ainly after the lunch ho thanat. r hogh. than that. howa o tcoks clar over to ney ol olney and rockville, a anfew showers to bwi. soheylrnarhe mr and ieavrain ie n reerowagn evto en rt north beach to plum point to hughsville and la plata. is is moving east northeast. on the weather computer. we will show you the on. e bapicture here. one bah tc showers from this morning raced up to new jersey and long island. s. wing with lingering er n. it vea momow fere hours a
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 7:00pm EDT
wants her first name to be used and she is so shaken at what she found outside her apartment last week when she tossed her trash into the dumpster. >> i noticed that something was moving, but it was not coming out. all i saw was a lot of flies. i looked and there was a dog just breathing, like helpless, looking at me like help me. >> a young female pit bull had been tossed into the dumpster. her face so swollen with most of her battered body stuffed into a tightly wound plastic bag. the law enforcement officer was called to the apartment building on 9 street to pull her out of the dumpster where she had been left to die. >> she had chewed a hole in the bag to get her head free. >> she has a lot of swelling under here. >> the pit bull was given the name, trooper. >> whether or not it was a dog fight or she was attacked by dogs, she has pingture wounds all over her head and neck. >> residents of this private building tell me they are not allowed to have dogs. they are convinced that whatever happened to the pit bull that ended up in the garbage dumpster happened somewhere else. tr
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
all of them, no one was injured. and here's what maybes and -- neighbors told us a while back. >> i woke up at 5:00 a.m. and heard some noise and looked outside and saw flames and fire trucks. >> reporter: how does it feel to know this is just one of seven arson fires set throughout the neighborhood morning. >> kind of scary to know this is going on. because we feel pretty safe in our neighborhood so something like this is a little alarming. >> very much of a concern to us. potentially at that time of the morning it could have gone unnoticed and traveled to occupied homes where people were sleeping and been tragic. >> reporter: right now there's still a lot of smoke here. you can see it in the air. it is quite accurate and this is the aftermath of one of the hay bail fires that took place. six others and now as we just told you firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire and also in the damascus area and they are investigating the vandalized post boxes. quite a scene out here in damascus. this is usually a quiet area of montgomery county, but, j.c., that's not the case today. repor
CBS
Aug 25, 2009 9:00am EDT
nasa will try again. good morning, i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is tuesday, august 25th. angie is here and she will have more on the serious accident she told you about a few minutes ago and kim martucci is back. had a nice time away and a gorgeous day to return. >> boy, is it ever. you know what makes it so nice is the lack of humidity. we will be close to 90 but once we cut back on the humidity levels we can handle it. great to have you with us. straight up at 9:00. a jam packed full show and yoar look outse,idus tside, we up to 75 ed up an 75 on nging on to g hangin on to au heyo tvem nginer and eu m in we ar ead an out to western maryland. that feels pretty good. 78 andrews air force base and 75 right now at annapolis. all right. so what's going to be happening the next couple? i will tell you. not a lot of rain. in fact our humidity will stay low. temperatures will start to go up and we will have nice summertime weather. now, the ailer jens are starting to pick up. i will have the allergy report in our next weather tip. we will be taking you to 82 during the lun
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 12:00pm EDT
-block area and took a knife to water lines being used by construction projects. of course police are investigating. there's an anticrime surveillance camera in the area and police plan to look the tapes to see if they can identify suspects. we will have details coming up on 9 news now at 5:00. >>> and we are following a developing story from northeast washington. a man shot by police officers early this morning has died. this happened around 3:40 this morning at a shell gas station on benning road northeast. officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at the gas station. when they arrived the suspect allegedly pointed the weapon at officers and the officers fired at the suspect. police will not say if this was a robbery attempt. >>> at this time i have been told that the subject had a weapon and he was tapping on the window of the shell station, cashiers location. >> reporter: no officer was injured in the shooting. stay with wusa 9 and wusa9.com. we will have the latest information on this story. >>> we now know the name of one of two people stabbed in northwest washingto
CBS
Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. they are like family to us. >> elsewhere, some jobs, they were just too big for neighbors to hand. >> it looks like they came down here and that they have all these trees. >> the professional tree crews, taking the damage for the golf course. >> well, there's a lot of tree damage. it looks like they will have a clear lot instead of water right now. it looks like they won't survive and they will have to come down. >> despite the damage around them, they kept on playing. but the people, clearing trees, estimated that they will be out at it for at least a week. the roofers and carpenters have not started yet. >> back live now, you're looking at one of the big old maple trees back here. it is still laying up against the utility wires here. the tree completely uprooted. that's one of perhaps thousands of trees, the total numbers of trees down, and the total cost of all of this, it is still not added up yet. reporting live, in the county out there, nine news now and wusa9.com. >> all right, scott, thank you for that. tony is in for copper and he's on the terrace for your forecast first on monday. >>
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 5:00am EDT
break. crews working hard on westbound 198 before u.s. 29. use caution. volume is light because it is early but you may want to factor in an extra minute or two if you head that way. look at 270 and show you outside that traffic is flowing freely past 121. drivers are making their way to the split. and mice and quiet commute as we track the beltway in virginia. doing fine from 95 to 66. on 395. taking it outside. that northbound trip is delay free past duke street to the district. and finally on 95 in virginia from fredericksburg to the mixing bowl looking at a clear commute. that overall drive time of 40 minutes. andrea, over to you. >>> the hot lanes expansion is being put on the back burner in virginia. governor tim kaine says a weak economy and shaky bond market are to blame. 9 news now digital correspondent, armando trull , is live from springfield with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the hot lane construction project would have run on this part of 395 and 95 and the state was going to pay for that by selling bonds. virginia's transportation secretary sa
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 9:00am EDT
protect you from the h1n1 virus this flu season. thanks for joining us. today is august 18th. angie is here and she is smiling. hopefully that is a good sign as far as traffic is concerned and kim is smiling even though it is sunny and humid outside. >> the humidity gets us every summer. angie has this muscle milk. she will share the scoop on that. >> let's get started. look around and up humid and on u youp e . 7 we 7atsiin deto s we'r at 77 inside e thltbeway. weshare that wi th with richmond. up th canumberld a beautiful morning with 73. ocean city, hitting the beach today it will be a good beach day. up to 91. a couple of thunderstorms this afternoon. our high temperatures similar to what we saw yesterday. tomorrow more scattered storm and 89 degrees. a look at the satellite and radar loop. clouds are few and far between at the moment. toward west virginia a batch of moisture. this is along a front that will slow down as it comes here. hopefully an afternoon cooling thunderstorm or two. the sunset is still close to 00 but every morning when i drive in to work it is getting dark
CBS
Aug 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, election die in afghanistan. u.s. marines encourage voters to get to the polls as will taliban tries to scare them away. credit card companies raising your interest rates before a new consumer protection law takes effect. and a modern-day mark twain adventure-- building better lives along the way. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> glor: and good evening. katie is off tonight. the anger and outrage over the bombing of pan am flight 103 flared again today when this picture flashed around the world a libyan agent convicted in the attack that killed 270 people getting welcomed home today as a hero. he is said to be dying of cancer and a scottish judge ordered him released to spend his final days at home. tonight, family members say a terrorist is getting the mercy their loved ones were denied. more now of now from randall pinkston. >> reporter: it was an unbelievable sight for the families of those lost in pan am flight 103 in december 1988. 57-year-old abdel basset al megrahi, the only man convicted of blowing up the plane, arriving to chee
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Aug 21, 2009 5:00am EDT
of that stalled frontal system over west virginia. it has inched boser to us. today and tomorrow. these are the days when the show gets to town and thunderstorms light up the sky. temperatures in the lower 90s. we want to get the rain over on saturday. so we can have a nice second half of the weekend. good morning. >>> tgif, folks. welcome to the week. almost there. hey, let's get started with the capital beltway. this is i-270. traffic is zipping by with no problems. no accidents or incidents to report along the way. interstate 270, what's up on this? live from montgomery village avenue, lanes are wide open to the split and we are watching virginia roads. here's 395. we remain delay free from duke street to the district and map out the dulles toll road. nothing but green cars as drivers make their way past the airport to the toll plaza. we are hopping on 66 which is also a clear commute this morning. andrea, over to you. >>> the government's popular cash for clunkers program has run out of gas and will end on monday evening. the program that was intended to help the auto industr
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Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. he spoke to us by phone from new york. >> mr. shriver was really an authentic american hero. the work that she did touched honestly millions and millions and millions of lives and when you look at the shriver family between special olympics and the peace corp. and best buddies, they really apit mize what public service is all about. mr. shriver was such a role model for so many people around the world, certainly in our local area and this is a huge loss for our community. >> she met him en he was a classmate. we have much more coverage of the life and legacy of eunice kennedy shriver on our website, wusa9.com. attached to the story you'll find a slide show and the entire statement issued by the special olympics about her passing. >> a woman who went to check on a relative's cat end up the victim of rape. it pp haedenin loudoun county whe e erthedsheriff's departmen is looking for help in solving the case. peggy fox has the story. >> i can't believe something like this would happen. >> in this area. >> you wouldn't expect a crime like this to happen out here, where fiel
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Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
take over about noon and with that some thunderstorms certainly by 5:00. a high of 90, angie. hook us up with a nice drive. >> i will hook you up with a tie up to avoid on air and on- line. follow me on twitter at oh my goff is my name. the outer loop at van doren street is where we have crash activity taking away the right lane for -- right center lane for drivers. expect more lei delays than usual at this time. 95 northbound no problems past the prince william parkway. we have a live shot for you. notice the head lights are moving okay. and then head to 395 and show you the slow go that set in 15, 20 minutes ago. it stretches from duke to seminary. the next stop the outer loop from maryland, from new hampshire to university we are still moving at speed. finally, it is smooth sailing on 95 an the bw parkway. notice the green cars. we are moving at great paces making our way to the capital beltway. now, we'll make our way over to andrea. >>> work is in full swing on the intercounty connector in maryland. and now it is affecting early- morning commuters. armando trull is along i-95 in
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Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
in the arms of their families, euna lee and laura ling are now on u.s. soil. >> 30 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. >> reporter: euna was reunited with her husband and 4-year-old daughter and laura with her mother and sister. they thanked president clinton 0 who brokered their pa pardon with kim jong-il. >> we saw, standing before us, president bill clinton [ applause ] we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: president clinton did not speak at the homecoming here but issued a statement saying he's happy the two journalists are reunited with their families. the reporters were working for al gore's tv venture when they were arrested for illegally crossing the border. after north korea indicated they would be open to a deal with clinton, the former vice president and the reporters ' families asked him to make a trip. >> this has had a happy ending. >> reporter: no one is happier than lee and ling who were serving a 12-year sentence. >> the past 140 days have been the most difficult, heart wrenching time o
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Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. sky 9 is over that station right now providing us with this live picture. we have been told that one person was injured on the track and possibly struck. again, you should expect delays on the orange line while rescue officials take care of the situation and while they investigate exactly what happened. >>> there's another developing story that we want to tell you about. this one involving a woman who disappeared 13 years ago. her name is shah cheetah bell and she was murdered by her boyfriend. however, her body was never found. today authorities are searching a wooded area near fort washington, maryland. we have been told so far nothing has been found but we will have more information throughout the day on our website at wusa9.com and tonight on 9 news out in at 5:00. >>> now the it willest on health care reform. democrats are sending reinforcements to the front lines in the fight with reform opponents. they have set up a war room on captiol hill and the white house has launched a website to counter critics. drew levinson reports from coast to coast, the battle is heating up. >> hey
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Aug 26, 2009 7:00pm EDT
than most of us were asked to endure. >> massachusetts governor said today that he supports a plan that would allow him to appoint someone to kennedy's now vacant seat for the five months that it takes to set up a special election. there are some signs that the plan may be weakening in the legislature. that could give supporters of health reform one more democratic vote when and if it ever comes to the senate floor. derrick, back to you. >> thank you so much for that. and we have much more on senator edward kennedy on our website, wusa9.com. there you'll find a is slide show of his life, plus video of the kennedy tribute and the senator's speech at the 2008 democratic national convention. there's also written and video statements from president obama and other politicians about senator kennedy's passing and you'll find it all again on our website, wusa9.com. perhaps you would like to share your thoughts about the passing of senator kennedy. we invite you to do that. send them to mcginty's mail bag. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> and topper shutt is here with that first foreca
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Aug 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
to tell us what we can expect. >> j.c., already some strong thunderstorms are firing. we don't have any warnings on them quite yet this noon. but let me show you doppler 9000 and show you e thareas urn the gun right now. e h ty much approachin utsoside ofutth e wabethlte th wilson bridge for sure. th me is where we will be having so problems right now. i have been lookheg tatse for a while. they ar te mainlyov intog e the ea . ho an hour. so, awere going to be watching them develop so problems. r fome trto t tck this r u.yo this cluster around d mou.ng tomoving to davidsonville and what not. so as we animate this for you, we c te llyou some towns that wi force , sebameadows 126. you get the idea. that's t th lyonlycluster we have. ill weckoubat of the picture now w anshow you not just springfield under the gun but firi uptoup the west here down from manassas and again moving an0 he steastnoasrt 3t he ins hour s lk onlortfolks in lorton you llwi be seeing this. what are we talking for the afternoon, show you the radar loop. this is just e a loofexpect a l moving in here. this is noth
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Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
waited for hours at the u.s. capitol so they could say a final good-bye. you are looking at a live picture this evening. we will return there in a moment but we begin our coverage this evening in boston, where president obama was joined by three former presidents, dozens of members of congress, and the kennedy family for a funeral mass. national correspondent jim axelrod is there. jim. >> reporter: jeff, the kennedy family chose this church because of its special meaning to senator kennedy as a place of hope and optimism. they wanted an uplifting farewell. ted kennedy's casket was met by an honor guard and escorted into the basilica of our laeld of perpetual help, where his widow and children were joined by 1500 mourners. >> we pray for our dear friend and brother, ted kennedy. >> reporter: in many ways, it had all the trappings of a state funeral-- former presidents, senators and cabinet secretaries movie stars, and world-famous musicians. all gathered in an ornate church a eulogy from the sitting president. >> he was given the gift of time that his brothers were not and he used t
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Aug 9, 2009 7:00pm EDT
pelley. those stories and andy rooney tonight on "60 minutes". ou announcer: what if we could use the sun... - ( ac blowing ) - ...to help keep us cool? ( women vocalizing ) solar-powered ventilation... to help cool you, available on the third-generation prius. it's harmony between man, nature and machine. everyone's nervous going back to school. ♪ a hallmark card. it's the biggest little thing you can do. >> kroft: for american corporations the rewards of doing business abroad are enormous, but so are the risks. and over the past 25 years, no place has been more perilous than colombia, a country that is just beginning to emerge from the throes of civil war and narco-terrorism. chiquita brands international, of cincinnati, ohio, found out the hard way. it made millions growing bananas there, only to emerge with its reputation splattered in blood, after acknowledging that it had paid nearly $2 million in protection money to a murderous paramilitary group that's killed or massacred thousands of people. as we reported last year, the victim's families are w suing chiquita in an american cou
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Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
they captured a man accused of setting a woman on fire monday night. u.s. marshals found him in southeast washington. suray chin has more. >> a domestic fight got out of hand when 45-year-old james anderson set a woman on fire. >> it's hard to figure out or wonder why somebody would want to do that to somebody anyways. >> reporter: it happened monday night near culpeper, virginia. detectives say the 37-year-old woman was at the wheel. her 12-year-old daughter in the backseat, and anderson in e f i were fighting about, but it escalated into violence. the sheriff says anderson used some type of squeeze bottle, filled it up with flammable liquid and sprayed it on the woman while she was driving. >> she stopped the car, pulled it over on the shoulder. as she was getting out of the car, the suspect allegedly lit a match, threw it at her and set her clothing on fire. >> reporter: the inaccident is reminiscent of another high profile case. you'll recall evett was set on fire at her workplace. she was severely disfigured. >> it is unusual to have this type of situation, where somebody uses
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Aug 26, 2009 9:00am EDT
will notice an increase in clouds and eventually rain coming at us from the northwest as we head to the weekend and from potentially what would be tropical storm danny. show you what to expect today. looking good. we just picked up to that forecasted 76 for the 9:00 hour. we will top off around 90 today. no rain in the forecast. good morning. >> that's good news. because i got some bad news. man, i wish we could always match up the weather and traffic reports. but fortunately when bad stuff happens things that can slow you down i'm here to tell you about it. to northwest dc where we have a power outage reported. this is near independence avenue by the botanical gardens, that area. if you are heading that way use caution and be prepared to do the four-way stop. if the lights are out, that's the rule. between seminary and king street, we have crash activity here. and it is taking away two right lanes. we know drivers are crawling along, backed up to the capital beltway for now. past this point slow pentagon to the 14th street bridge. next take it over to 66 and show you the eastbou
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Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
contributed to us in our country. >> reporter: more than 50 of kennedy's colleagues plan to pay their respects here before saturday's funeral. all the living form of presidents are expected to attend the service and president obama will speak. >>> earlier, the kennedy family, they gathered for a private mass at the compound. and kennedy's wife, children, along with scores of nieces and nephews and grandchildren watched while this was placed in the hearse. they knew him as uncle teddy, but his aspirations touched young people who never met him. >> we should all be able to do something good if we feel like that is in the country and not just standby. >> reporter: the next few days will be filled with tributes. then the last kennedy brother will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. speaking at tomorrow night's private memorial service which is being built as a celebration of kennedy's vice president joe biden and vice republican john cain showing to force real friendships with the folks who didn't necessarily always agree with him. in boston, karen brown, nine news now and wusa9.com. >
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Aug 2, 2009 6:00pm EDT
69. see you next week. >> david, thank you very much. tiger wins it for a third time. for all of us here at cbs ys fo us. so when you said you bring fiber optic all the way to the home, you meant... we bring fiber optic all the way to the home. um... which gives you more bandwidth than cable. so you can upload faster. so it's like comparing a horse and buggy to a sports car. am i the, uh, horse? (announcer) it's a whole new internet. only verizon's 100% fiber optic network makes uploading as easy as downloading. because your internet's not fast unless it's two-way fast. >> mitchell: tonight a gulf war mystery is solved at last. the u.s. confirms the death and a crash of navy pilot scott spieker 18 years after he disappeared over iraq. i'm russ mitchell, also tonight a controversial proposing posal in cash-strapped california. legalize marijuana and put a heavy tax on it. what the buyers of some popular brands of jeans don't see. hazardous waste from a denim factory in southern africa. and stopping accidents before they happen. growing support for the idea of road testing older drive
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Aug 4, 2009 9:00am EDT
and only a stray thunderstorm expected. angie goff, give us the news. >> i will get started by saying it is not terrible news out there. we have some tieups to tell you about. we will begin with southbound on the bw parkway where it meets 198. crash activity is pushed to the right shoulder. drivers are back up too 175. a lot of volume past 32 on 95, as well. no incidents or accidents on the roadway. turning on the cameras and taking it outside under sunny skies, 270 southbound is free flowing from germantown road to montross but still a little below speed. we are estimating the drive time at 15 minutes. hello, virginia. 66 eastbound. here's your shot. we are delayed from the capital beltway -- actually approaching the capital beltway. but the congestion is breaking apart nicely on this interstate. 395 northbound not the same situation. we are crawling along here from the capital beltway to seminary. that's just volume. to wrap it up we take it to realtime graphics where at northeast dc at 24th and south dakota avenue is where we have crash activity confirmed and crews are on the scene
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
hello to everybody and thanks for joining us so early. beginning 95 northbound plus ten minutes to get from the prince william parkway to lorton. on 66 eastbound. no problems is what i'm tracking as drivers make their way past 50 to 495. that's what we are looking at here. here's 270 southbound. a little volume a is building around germantown road area to 370. no accidents or incidents there. on the outer loop, drivers are zipping by. a little volume between university and georgia. finally i give you 95 and the bw parkway out of baltimore past 198, powder mill an beyond, nothing but green cars. we are moving and i will send it over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> we begin with a plea for help from metro general manager john catoe he says they need $150 million in federal funding for exam projects. 9 news now digital correspondent, armando trull , is live outside of the fort totten metro station with more. >> reporter: that $150 million is a drop in the bucket when you look at metro's long-term financial needs. and that's why metro's top man was on captiol hill yesterday singing tha
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Aug 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
are looking for this man responsible for a roar -- rash of break ins in the belten area. police gave us these security cameras. if you recognize the suspect, police want to hear from you on their tip line, 703-228-4242. >>> the murder conviction of the mastermind behind the dc sniper attacks has been upheld. the federal appeals court rejected an appeal by john allen muhammad. mohammad was sentenced to death in 2003. today's ruling could clear the way for his execution. he and his accomplice killed ten people in the fall of 2002. malvo who was 16 at the time received a life sentence. >>> there's word tonight that eunice kennedy liver is in the hospital in critical condition. the 88-year-old sister of john f. kennedy is in a cape cod hospital. she is well-known for founding the special olympics. >>> an alarming fire that destroyed a mansion in chain bridge dc. we learned today that washington city government and the fire department don't know for sure what areas of the district maybe susceptible to the same kinds of water pressure problems that crippled firefighters last week. gary has th
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Aug 11, 2009 9:00am EDT
that died bifrom an attack by his own pit bulls. >>> thanks for joining us. today is tuesday, it is august 11th, 2009. glad to have you with us. angie will have the traffic in just a moment. kim martucci is back. welcome kim weather person. >> mrs, i got that done. great to be back but boy i got married in the weather in the 70s most of the time. and now we're back. i am happy to tell you we will y. be t breaking cordres datodo we did ity.es yat ayat s grdeee cumberland 73 and it is already 84 e thnosatellite and dar loop shows clouds are building toward cumberland where it is cooler in the low 70s. you folks will see widely scattered showers out here first. the storms have to come over the mountains and sometimes they tend to dry out as they hit the shenandoah valley. i still think you have a shot of getting wet later this afternoon and certainly along the 95 corridor for the drive home. i'm targeting the storms here. probably by 3:00. so between now and then try to get those arounds done in outside. temperatures 90 to 95. tonight we will have showers and thunderstorms. probably diminis
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Aug 17, 2009 4:30am EDT
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. >>> claudette made landfall in the florida panhandle early this morning, the first named storm to hit the u.s. main land this year. claudette moved onto the shore at ft. walton beach as a tropical storm with maximum winds of 50 miles per hour. the storm dumped heavy rains in some area but is expected to weaken over land and is not expected to cause significant damage. forecasters have been watching two other storms over the weekend. ana, headed toward the gulf of mexico, is dying out. bill is farther away but potentially the most dangerous of the three. hari sreenivasan has more. >> reporter: claudette came ashore less than a day after forming over the gulf coast. ana is already weakening, but bill has forecasters watching and worrying. >> it does look like, first of all, bill is going to be the first hurricane of the season, probably the first major hurricane of the season. >> reporter: forecasters recently scaled back their predictions for this year, saying they expect only 10 named storms instead of
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Aug 18, 2009 4:30am EDT
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle guillen. we begin with afghanistan. now two days before a vital presidential election. taliban rockets hit this morning near the presidential palace in kabul. no one was hurt. also, nato says it's halting offensive operations during the election to protect the population. but fighting goes on. another american was killed yesterday, the 22nd so far this month. president obama calls winning the war in afghanistan fundamental to defending the american people, but for the u.s. marines there, the line to victory is lined with deadly homemade bombs. >> reporter: this is what constitutes a normal patrol in helmand. watch the white van. if there is a constant in this phase of the afghanistan conflict, it's the ever-present danger of improvised bombs, ieds, they're everywhere. we joined one of the many marine patrols looking to keep roadways open. the taliban rarely stand and fight here, but they lay bombs across the region. ahead of the vehicles, mine sweepers scour the ground for the telltale whine of metal objects. >> we got this one swee
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Aug 27, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. a reminder, ted kennedy served in the u.s. military. many have never known that without the kennedy in the senate. >> it's a time and memory and just means a lot to them to your kennedy family and all that they have contributed to us. and to that country. >> we should all do something good in this country and not just stand back. they gathered at the family compound for a private mass overlooking the ocean, ted kennedy once loved to sale. >>> and then the half dozen or so vehicles, began the long slow 70 mile trip to boston. they went their way out there in their life. and that is where he announced their bid for the presidency in 1980. and the ceremony will be on saturday at articlington national cemetery. for the next two days, he will lie out there to propose that in boston massachusetts and people are already lining up to pay their final respects. they will actually extend the hours if there is call for more time for people to say good- bye. >> from what we have seen today, there will be. >> they now have an open senate seat for the first time in 25 years. now the questions are,
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